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Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens

Address: Via San Valentino 51a, 39012 Merano, Italy
Phone Number: +39(0)473 235730
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Merano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is...
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy, is a botanical garden nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with an altitude differential of 100 meters. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano. Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes. Ideal for both children and adults as well as for botany experts and laymen alike, the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a unique blend of botanical garden and recreational attraction. Multifaceted Experience Stations, spectacular themed gardens, Artist Pavilions and intriguing animals turn the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle – within easy walking distance from Merano – into a colorful world where visitors enjoy a variety of different experiences. The Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Province Museum of Tourism, covers 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol and Merano in a very engaging way.

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Malaga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I visited this gardens last year and I was very impressed on how well looked after it was and how beautiful the flower displays and the different section were. it is definitely a must visit for anyone traveling to Merano or Bolzano. The tourism exhibition inside the castle was also very informative and interesting. I am hoping to go back... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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81 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This series of Gardens are worth seeing in Sud-Tyrol! Spend about 2-3 hours strolling, climbing (yes, the gardens are on 3-4 levels). Orange/citrus trees, Palm trees, cacti, are all present, with indigenous plants, flowers in season.Nice café for light snack (coffee/tea and cakes/ice cream) overlooks a large pond. Beautiful

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Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place is absolutely wonderful. Only for the garden you need several hours to stroll around. Lots of magnificent hidden pearls are to discover . With the visit of the castle and the Touriseum you need easily one day There are also guided tours, very interesting !

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place deserves to be the top attraction in the area. You can spend all day. The gardens are absolutely beautiful. The views from the high lookout are stunning. The Touriseum is fun and interesting. Absolutely worth the entrance fee and as many hours of your time as you can spare.

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Seattle, Washington
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We loved the gardens and the views they provided. Many of the plants were nicely labeled. There was also an aviary.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our Dolomite Guide, Gary Scott of RightPathAdventures.com told us about this attraction. The gardens are spectacular as is the castle. We spent several hours here and still didn't see it all. Lots of walking, up and downs, but worth every step. There was a wonderful exhibit in the castle. Try to plan your day so you can have lunch at... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went to Merano for day tour from Austria. Wanted to see gardens but only had a few hours there. Could have spent the whole day as so much to see, the gardens are beautiful and well cared for. The views from the higher levels over the town are fabulous and would love to go back and spent more time exploring... More 

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NYC
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We did not find this in our Guide Books of the region. We came here only because it was very close to our hotel. It was extraordinary; the gardens are extensive and varied and beautiful and a pure pleasure to walk through. We loved them so much we returned two days later with friends. They also loved the gardens and... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You honestly could spend 6-8 hrs at this place!! The museum takes a small chunk of that time and is really neat but then there are the gardens, there is just so much to take in. Breathtaking nature!! I will come back and spend more time there.

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Trento, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A beautifully designed botanical garden in Merano. Big, spacious, extremely interesting and full of several different environments: the Woods is my favourite, with japanese woods, loads of bamboo varieties and plenty of water. Don't miss this place, it's fantastic!

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